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JOHN W. HENDERSON

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John W. Henderson is the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy. He is responsible for the formulation, review, oversight and execution of plans, policies, programs, and budgets for all Air Force installations, energy, environment, safety and occupational health objectives.

Mr. Henderson was commissioned in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in May 1994 upon graduation from the South Dakota School of Mines and retired in the grade of colonel in 2017 after a 23-year career. Mr. Henderson previously served as the commander for the 864th Engineer Battalion (Task Force Pacemaker), during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2013, the battalion operations officer for the 25th Infantry Division Special Troops Battalion (Task Force Phoenix) during Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2006-2007, and the operations officer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004. He held multiple command and staff positions throughout his career to include six assignments supporting the Indo-Pacific Area of Operations and five assignments with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, culminating as the Commander for the Omaha District. Mr. Henderson is a licensed professional engineer in the state of South Dakota.

EDUCATION
1991 U.S. Army Airborne School, Fort Benning, Ga.
1994 U.S. Army Air Assault School, Camp Gruber, Okla.
1994 Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines, Rapid City
2002 Master of Science, Civil Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines, Rapid City
2006 U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
2014 Joint and Combined Warfighting School, Joint Forces Staff School, Norfolk, Va.
2015 National Security Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.

AWARDS AND HONORS
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal with two devices
Meritorious Service Medal with silver and bronze oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Unit Commendation with oak leaf cluster
Army Superior Unit Award with oak leaf cluster
Humanitarian Service Medal
Combat Action Badge
Parachutist Badge
Air Assault Badge
Silver de Fleury Medal

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Society of American Military Engineers
American Society of Civil Engineers
National Society of Professional Engineers

(Current as of December 2019)

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